Pakalu Papito / Xavier
Part of a series on Gimmick Accounts. [View Related Entries]
PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.
Pakalu Papito is a novelty Twitter account for a fictional Indian convenience store clerk which is known for posting joke tweets using puns and irreverent humor.
The @pakalupapito Twitter feed was launched on July 12th, 2013, with the first tweet announcing "hello twitter I am single." Over the next two years, the tweet gained over 17,000 retweets and 6,000 favorites, while the account gathered upwards of 739,000 followers. The character is presented as a 7-11 convenience store clerk who has an intimate relationship with his pet camel.
On September 2nd, 2013, the Pakalu Papito Facebook page was launched, which reposts tweets from the @pakalupapito feed. In two years, the page received more than 478,000 likes. On October 5th, Urban Dictionary user pakulu submitted an entry for "pakulu papito," defining it as "the act of crashing a camel into a bridge." On March 17th, 2014, Imgur user somedaymynudeswillcome uploaded a gallery of notable @pakalupapito tweet screenshots. On January 18th, 2015, Redditor zealousear submitted a screenshot of a @pakalupapito tweet referring to Kanye West as his brother to /r/indianpeoplefacebook (shown below).
On April 20th, the men's interest blog MensXP published a compilation of 36 tweets from the account. On May 4th, the Pakalu-Papito Tumblr blog was launched, which highlights screenshots of tweets from the @pakalupapito feed. On May 11th, the Yahoo Singapore Tumblr blog pointed out similarities between tweets posted by Facebook user Lee Nova and the @pakalupapito feed (shown below). On June 10th, Tumblr user oiltipped published a post titled "Those 'Pakalu Papito" posts need to fucking die," which accused the account of racism.
 Twitter – @pakalu papito
 Facebook – Pakalu Papito
 MensXP – 36 Tweets By Pakalu Papito That Prove He Is The New Gag Lord Of The Internet
 Imgur – Be honesty you love Pakalu Papito
 Tumblr via Wayback Machine – tenaflyviper response
 Urban Dictionary – pakulu papito
 Tumblr – pakalu-papito
 Reddit – Pakulu lov his brother
Jun 04, 2015 at 04:31AM EDT
Jun 04, 2015 at 05:56PM EDT in reply to
+ Add a Comment
Add a Comment